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Indian furniture, Dining Table, Nest of Tables, Cushions and Accessories

Timber Donations

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Sometimes the  furniture we send out to our customers, unfortunately (despite our best efforts!) is returned to us with some transit damage. A lot of this furniture is sold on as seconds at a discounted price from our Warehouse Outlet in Wincanton, Somerset. However there has been some very sad pieces sat in our warehouse for some time now which are past the point of repair for even the most talented carpenter with an eye for bargain. So we were faced with a dilemma, what to do with this furniture tucked away  in the corner of our warehouse?


After some discussion in the office we contacted a few local schools to see if any would be interested in some damaged furniture. Fortunately a local school was very interested in having the furniture to use as timber for the A level design students. Within a few days Gillingham School had come and collected the furniture and had started to prepare the old furniture into timber boards ready for use.  The school has also taken the time to make us a box from some Sheesham wood to say both thank you and as an example of the kind of thing that the wood will be used for.

Here at Myakka we have a strong ethos and fair trade links everything we do. For this reason we love being able to donate our unwanted furniture to a good cause, where it is going to be used for something worthwhile. We hate to let any of resources go to waste so this is the perfect solutions for us.

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latest News from SKSN School

Monday, 4 July 2011

Regular readers of our blog will know about our continual support of SKSN School in Jodhpur through donations and active trade. We have just made our next donation of £8,175 to the school which is going to cover new stationery, including text books, pens, pencils and writing books as well as covering the whole vocational training scheme which trains young women to become tailors after finishing their education at SKSN.

SKSN School is a residential school for 500 physically challenged children in Rajasthan, Northern India. The school aims to provide education to a high standard for all children right through from primary and secondary school all the way up to higher education and teacher training.

To cover the whole spectrum of activities that the school now works with, a new Umbrella organisation has been set up called the Indiability Foundation which will cover everything from education (SKSN School), training (teacher training and sports academy), enterprise (vocational training programmes), wellbeing (sports and healthy living) and outreach (campaigning and educating).

This will mean that the Indiability Foundation will be able to fundraise as a group and will become a name that people are able to relate to and have a better understanding of what takes place within the group. The school will still be called SKSN as this name is familiar in the community and it is where the programme started.

To find out more about SKSN School please click here.

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